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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Creating New Objects

Markus Henze
Markus Henze
1,798 Points

Cannot Find Symbol

./Example.java:5: error: cannot find symbol GoKart = new GoKart("Blue"); ^ symbol: variable GoKart location: class Example 1 error

Example.java
public class Example {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
      System.out.println("We are going to create a GoKart");
      GoKart = new GoKart("Blue");
    }
}

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're doing well here, but the compiler is correct you have an undefined symbol. And what it means here is that you're trying to declare a variable of type GoKart and assign it a new GoKart. You've simply forgotten to give it a name. For instance, if we wanted a string we'd say String myString = "my string";. Try rethinking the declaration of your GoKart variable. You can give it whatever name you desire. An example that relates to the previous might be GoKart myKart.

I feel like you can get it with these hints, but let me know if you're still stuck! :sparkles:

You just need to give your object reference a name. So

GoKart nameHere = new GoKart("Blue"); 

should fix your problem.